A Winter's tale - more detail

A Winter’s tale ...
Jewellery by Caroline Temple
Prints by Linda Farquharson
Ceramic figures by Helen Kemp

This exhibition of works by two artists who have had a long standing relationship with The Line, and Helen Kemp whose work we have admired for some time and who, we hope, will become a firm friend, marks the beginning of our 16th year of regular exhibitions in Linlithgow. At times it feels as if it were just yesterday that we took the first steps towards setting up at 222a High Street, and at others it seems we have been doing this all of our lives. What is certain, however, is that we could not have been here at all without the support of a wide range of artists, to whom we offer thanks and the intention of further working together, and our customers, many of whom have become friends.

The Line is not just Elisabet and Gail, it is an amalgamation of all of those who are interested, who exhibit, who enjoy the work and who buy. Well done and congratulations to all of us ... and here’s to the next 15 years!

Caroline Temple is a graduate of Edinburgh College of Art, and a qualified teacher although she has never taken up the profession. Her workshop has grown steadily on output over the years we have worked with her, and her beautifully constructed, whimsical pieces have a wide following. Using small semi precious stones and enamel, and occasionally a little 18ct gold, her pieces are never loud, even in the remarkable, one of a kind Fishing Net necklace on show here.

Linda Farquharson makes linocuts and wood engravings on a variety of scales, and has again exhibited at The Line almost since we opened. A graduate of Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Linda bought and restored a Columbian Press in 1990. This is in constant use in her studio near Dunkeld, from where she exhibits throughout the UK and undertakes commissions. Most recently she has been commissioned to provide illustrations for The Folio Society.

Helen Kemp studied at both Edinburgh and Glasgow colleges of art. Her inspiration came from Mexican and American folk art and from Victorian Staffordshire figures. She strives for a whimsical and dreamlike quality in her pieces, which are hand modeled in earthenware. She uses underglaze decoration, with transparent matt and satin glazes and gold lustre. We are delighted to be showing here work here at The Line.